madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
31st July 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Cheers to Mr Bois for this one. Light haze on this amber beer. Tidy cream coloured head. Palate is dry and slightly soft . Mildly skunky hops. Mild tropical fruits. Finishes with pine and a touch of mint. A bit dry, but otherwise tasty.
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange pour with a white head. The aroma is full of red malt and dirt. The flavor is similar with a lot of red malt, grass and dirt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Scopey (12504) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, thanks to Colin. It pours deep amber with a small white head. The nose is varnish, pine, caramel, sweet orange, grapefruit and Irn Bru. The taste is toast, earth, varnish, wood, orange, light metal and decent bitterness with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy going and rather drinkable. A solid APA.
Theydon_Bois (16853) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Bruce’s pad, from Beermongers PDX, 31/07/13.
Lightly hazed dark amber with reddish hues and a decent off white bubbly head.
Nose is floral hops, caramel, bitter grapefruit, tangy orange.
Taste comprises caramel malts, grass, bitter hops, orange pith, tropical tand.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish with a good spattering of hop bitterness.
Great drinkable APA.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Bruce tasting. Amber with little off white head. Aroma of resinous pine, grapefeuit and orange marmalade. Taste of pine and toffee, little grapefruit. Little sweet and bitter. Nice.
Leighton (18522) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at Bruce’s - London. Thanks to Colin for importing by hand. Pours clear, red-gold with a fine, frothy head. Loads of juicy hops in the nose, grapefruit, orange, soft pine. Light to medium sweet flavor, tasty pale malts, more grapefruit, some papaya and mango, orange. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish, lots of juicy citrus, moderate sweetness. Super drinkable.
chadje (207) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light amber with a nice white head. Aroma is hoppy citrus, sweet malt, and some caramel. Taste is a smooth malty and nice mild slight grapefruit hoppy finish. A very good Amber/Red ale.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear amber with a sizeable white head that leaves a ton of lace. Aroma is citrus, tropical fruit, sweet maltiness, and caramel. Taste is medium bitterness, grapefruit, grass, light sweetness, caramel, and overall a nice malty profile. Very tasty and quite session able.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Classic Amature miss categorizing on rate beer this is definitely a red. Pours a clear red color with an off white head and tons of lace. Aroma of citrus hops, sweet malts, slight caramel and some fruity esthers. Taste is caramel malts, citrus hops, grass and a nice smooth bitterness throughout. Excellent red with lots of hops and a solid malt backbone. Very sessionable.
SnoopDoug (22) - Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is billed as being "hopped to the rafters" and that is what I disliked about it. I am too much of a Red traditionalist.